Lauren Bennett of Union Parish Elementary wins Hixson Ford Golden Apple Teacher of the Week

FARMERVILLE, La. (KNOE) Lauren Bennett is the Hixson Ford Golden Apple Teacher of the Week.

Bennett teaches at Union Parish Elementary School in Farmerville.

Bennett was nominated by kindergartner Jack Wood along with his mom Allison. "She is not just a teacher," said Wood, Jack's mom. "She is more of a guardian angel."

"They're my children here at school," said Bennett. "I love them just like they're my own."